MIDDLESEX COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION TWO
Harrow Town 153 all out
Harrow Town lost by 110 runs
HARROW Town are still waiting for their first win of the new league season after losing to Uxbridge on Saturday.
Town picked up a hard-earned draw in their Division Two opener with Brentham but they failed to pick up a single point after falling short in their chase against Uxbridge.
Skipper Gihan Herath won the toss for the second consecutive match on Saturday and inserted Uxbridge into bat.
The Uxbridge openers started off slowly as the ball was seaming around, with Muhammed Arshad and Ali Sardar first taking possession of the ball.
Andre Jason was removed with only 20 on the board as Mohammed provided the early breakthrough for Town.
Uxbridge’s innings were rolling along at a steady pace as they wanted to keep their wickets in hand. Town picked up the odd wicket here and there but Uxbridge’s Prabhjot Singh blasted 116 not out in no time to send Uxbridge to 263-5 after their allocated 55 overs.
The Town players had been set a challenging total but knew they had the firepower to overcome the score.
They began well as openers Vish Jadunath and Arshad put on 58 for the first wicket. However, once Arshad had departed, Town’s batting collapsed as they slumped to 93-6.
Attanayake was the only one who put up a fight as he made 40, but Town crashed to 153 all out to leave empty handed.
Meanwhile, Harrow Town seconds travelled to Osterley in the Middlesex Championship and came agonisingly close to claiming victory. Town dismissed Osterley for 154 with Rajneesh Subaraman taking 5-40, but their batting display from the top order was woeful as they crashed to 75-6.
However, Yunus Shafi (14), Subaraman (48) and skipper Talib Malik (12) put in good efforts and tried their best to search for the win, falling seven runs short as they were all out for 147.